Originally Posted by foreverasskiss
^^word. i was gonna mention something about people and shit eating. it's amazing how much of the world's population have SHIT taste in music. does it move them? do they get a burst of energy with chill bumps? does it even disturb them? do they dance just to be dancing or does it really make them want to dance with the groove?
I can field this, 4ak:
You see, most grown men and women are essentially just large, obese, alcoholic babies. They become excited and/or lulled by the redundancy of rhythmic sounds and metered percussive beats. Like infants who are distracted into thoughtless mental drifting by the motion of a cradle, the average human adult will always be attracted to music, and because they're so stupid and utterly lacking in meta cognitive awareness, they use words like "like" and "love" to describe their feelings about music, even though it's just a physiological trick to escape the overwhelmingly complex consciousness these poor sluggish little beasts are trapped in. It's just the distraction from things like "thought" and "feeling," (two experiences that are way beyond the understanding of the average adult, adolescent, or geriatric) that keeps people "dancing" and singing along, and buying records.
For these people, listening to Sister in the middle of an acid trip would be physically and mentally dangerous beyond measure. For others, it's a perfect Saturday, or a summary of their twenties.
This is why people "love" bad music: they're dumb, and bad music (also dumb) is a perceptual narcotic. Just count yourself lucky to be one of the few, the proud, the people who take narcotics to escape the pain of others' stupidity, and listen to music to dig deeper into their minds, thoughts, and feelings.